Mystery assailants torture, mutilate, and kill horses in a spate of gruesome attacks that have stunned France.
Daily Mail (h/t Lisa) French police are investigating a spate of mysterious ‘barbaric’ killings of horses involving mutilation of the animals’ bodies that have stunned rural France.
The latest in Cortambert, a village in the Saone-et-Loire region, occurred overnight on Friday. The one-year-old filly’s right ear was cut off, one of its eyes was gouged out, its neck slashed and its genitals had been cut away.
But police are struggling to identify the perpetrators or find a motivation behind the cruel killings, and are probing possible satanic links. (See links at bottom of page)
Jessica Martin, a police captain, said: ‘Everything leads us to conclude that the horse was tortured. It’s utterly barbaric.’ She said there were also cases between 2014 and 2016 and that similar killings and mutilations of horses had been reported in the past in Belgium and Germany.